16. Romans 16 (King James Version) 1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: 2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also. She writes: “Several years ago in Peru, during the insurgence of the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), a Wycliffe couple was travelling to show the film in a village. I commend — Rather, recommend; unto you — That is, To your love and assistance; Phebe our sister — The bearer of this letter; a servant — Or deaconess, as the Greek word signifies; of the church at Cenchrea — Which seems to have been a church distant from that at Corinth. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Romans 16:1-2. There can be no doubt that Christians are commanded to "mark and avoid" certain members of the church. Romans 16:17-18. 3:8,12. of the church in Cenchreae. Verse Thoughts. 16. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Personal Greetings. 1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: 2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also. Study and Exposition of Romans 1:16-17. : the (as opposed to , Romans 16:3) seems to suggest that all Christian workers had a common helper in Urbanus. 3:8,12. Romans 8:16(HCSB) Verse Thoughts. Romans 16 – Greetings to the Christians in Rome A. Greetings to many different Christians. Commentary on Romans 16:21-24 (Read Romans 16:21-24) The apostle adds affectionate remembrances from persons with him, known to the Roman Christians. (See Acts 18:12-17; Acts 19:23-41). Romans 1:16(KJV) Verse Thoughts Paul, the servant of Christ Jesus, who was called and set apart to proclaim the gospel of God to Jew and gentile alike, was not ashamed to take the good news of the lowly carpenter, Who died for the sin of the world and rose again the third day - to the sophisticated capital of the Roman empire. Romans 16:1-5 New International Version (NIV) Personal Greetings. Keep away from them. A. Now I beseech — Παρακαλω, I exhort you, brethren, mark them — Observe and point them out for the caution of others. 1:1 and 1 Tim. Romans 16:26. For instance, the verses that we are considering here (Romans 16:25-27 in the NRSV) are found in chapter 14 in some manuscripts—chapter 15 in at least one—and chapter 16 in others. 1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon # 16:1 Or servant # 16:1 The word deacon refers here to a Christian designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Phil. The fault, and sorrow, and weakness of the Church is a false diffidence, an anxious fear whether a man be a Christian when he is. Not many mighty, not many noble are called, but some are. The connection between Romans 16:19-20 may find its explanation in Romans 16:13-15 of 2 Corinthians 11, where the apostle thus expresses himself in regard to Judaizing disturbers: "Such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ; and no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. It is practiced very little in the overall picture, I am sorry to say. But this passage is not a dry list of names. It is somewhat like the mechanic on T.V. 16 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon [] [] of the church in Cenchreae. Salute one another with a holy kiss — “The Jews considered the kiss as an expression of friendship. Romans 16:16. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The original manuscripts for the closing section of the book of Romans vary considerably. Man is made up of body, soul and spirit and the human spirit of man is that inner part of our being that communes with the Father and only believers have a living regenerated spirit that can have fellowship with the Father and abide in Christ – for unsaved man remains spiritually dead in trespasses and sins, without God and without hope in the world. (6) Paul’s greetings are as personal and specific as his prayers, which may very well help to explain the intimate knowledge Paul had of the saints in Rome. 1. This “network” of men provided Paul with much more information than he could have gathered by himself. Thus Joab, pretending great friendship to Amasa, took him by the beard to kiss him, when he slew him, 2 Samuel 20:9.Our Lord says to Simon, Luke 7:45, Thou gavest me no kiss; meaning, that he had not expressed such affection to him as the woman had done who kissed his feet. In Romans 16:21-23, we see there were a number of men with Paul as he wrote this Roman epistle. Answer: Clearly anyone bringing in false doctrines, concepts and ideas or spreading dissention and discord are not serving Christ. This, and through Romans 16:20, form an apostolic warning against false and divisive teachers whom Paul expected to trouble the unity and harmony of the church in Rome. Several years ago, I was attending a Bible study that was going verse-by-verse, in detail, through the book of Romans. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. Romans 16:9. : also a common slave name, “found, as here, in juxtaposition with Ampliatus, in a list of imperial freedmen, on an inscription A.D. 115” (Gifford). Churches which choose to ignore the command will pay a price for their neglect on down the line, even in this life. In Christianity Today, Wendy Murray Zoba says that one of the more effective evangelistic tools that Campus Crusade for Christ has developed is the Jesus film. Amen. It is a great comfort to see the holiness and usefulness of our kindred. (1-2) A recommendation of Phoebe. The sin of the world is a false confidence, a careless, complacent taking for granted that a man is a Christian when he is not. Paul is eager to preach the Gospel to the Romans, as he preached to others. Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” Explanation and Commentary of Romans 1:16. Romans 16, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an … The Meaning of God's Righteousness. Of Stachys nothing is known but that he was dear to Paul. Romans 16 is a chapter that we usually skip in our Bible studies or devotional reading because it appears to be a "grocery list" of names that we think are unimportant. I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. Romans 6:16. Romans 16:25-27. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people" (Romans 16:17-18) Think back over all of the amazing truths that Paul has shared in the book of Romans. 1:1 and 1 Tim. Romans 16:4 who for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles: "laid down their own necks"-Paul had encountered danger in both Corinth and Ephesus. Question 9: What is the meaning behind the first part of verse 18, "For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly"? King James Version Update. Romans 8:16. Romans 16:1-27—Read the Bible online or download free. Twenty-nine people are mentioned in Romans 16:1-16, with twenty-eight based in Rome. Romans 16. The word σκοπειν, rendered to mark, signifies, to observe attentively and diligently, as those do who are placed on a watch-tower to observe the motions of their enemies. Romans 16:16 NIV. First, we must define the righteousness of God so that we know what Paul is trying to defend in 9:14ff. Romans 16:3 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla; Romans 16:7 Or are esteemed by; Romans 16:24 Some manuscripts include here May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Introduction. Romans 16:17-18. In such a paraphrase we are far from shutting a moral meaning out of the word; but a careful collation of passages in this Epistle makes it reasonably clear that its ruling reference in this argument is to the legal side of righteousness; i.e. But now is made manifest In these last days, in which God has spoken by his Son, by whom the doctrines of grace are most clearly revealed, and fully dispensed; and by his apostles, who were blessed with a clear insight into them, and with extraordinary gifts to minister them; Romans 16. Romans 16:17-20 New International Version (NIV). Romans 16:17(NASB) Picture courtesy of WikiImages - Pixabay. Romans 16. 16 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: 2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. 2 I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me. Rather, it gives insight into the church in Rome and it reveals Paul’s esteem and regard for some of the believers there. "Risked their own necks" (NASV), "who once risked their very necks for my life." No wonder that he is issuing a warning to the believers to hold fast to the truth they know and protect it at all costs. 17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. 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